Arm Lift / Brachioplasty

Replace flabby arms with toned, youthful arms

An Arm Lift (Brachioplasty) is a cosmetic procedure in which extra skin and fatty tissue is removed from the upper arms. The size of the upper arm is reduced and loose floppy skin is removed giving the arm a more toned and youthful appearance.

The Arm Lift (Brachioplasty) surgery removes more skin and fat than a Mini Arm Lift (Mini Brachioplasty) but has a longer scar.

Often combined with Liposuction.

Arm Lift - Plastic Surgery Alberta
Arm Lift - Plastic Surgery Alberta

Procedure Details & Information

Loose skin in the upper arm
Extra fatty tissue in the upper arm
2 - 2.5 hours
Under a general anaesthetic a cut is made in the inner portion of the upper arm or on the back side of the upper arm (depending on patient's wishes). Depending on the amount of extra skin present, sometimes a cut is also made in the arm pit. The extra skin and fat is then cut out. The wound is the closed up. Dressings and a binder is then applied.
Home for 1 week
No heavy lifting or exercise for 8 weeks
Significant swelling and bruising for 2-4 weeks
Mild swelling for 3-12 months
Final results in 3-12 months
Smooth, tight, well toned upper arm
Reduced size of upper arm
Results are permanent provided there is no subsequent weight fluctuation
Infection, bleeding, scarring
Poor wound healing, poor scar, numbness in arm

Additional Arm Lift / Brachioplasty information and cost available. Please contact Plastic Surgery Alberta.